Administrative Headquarters From Groupe E / Ipas Architectes

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Architects: Ipas Architectes
Location: Granges-Paccot,
Completion: 2011
Design Team: Salvatore Chillari, Michel Egger, Eric Ott, Gilles Batista, Delphine Jeanneret-Gris, Michael Desaules, Alfio Fantini, David Lombard, Melissa Strummiello, Sabrina Pais, Pauline Chevrier, Céline Lachelin.
Collaborators: Planification Générale Serge Charrière, MGI Partenaires Ingénieurs Conseils SA, Enerconom AG, Arteco SA , Sacao SA, Hautle Anderegg & Partenaires SA.
Photographs: Gérald Sciboz, Thomas Jantscher

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The ‘e group poster goals against the current, luckily, he asked the architects to imagine living spaces always becoming, places that requalify the individual and collective work: communication, transparency, fun at work, exchange , adaptation. Intentions infinitely precious, simple as water that nourishes life and a contemporary designbecause it goes against the trends of our time.

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On the site there – in touch – the campaign and its houses clustered, rural – on the edge – the village of Granges-Paccot and scattered houses – finally – a direct communication with the city of Fribourg. At this place ‘Plexus’ weaves a network with its built environment and landscape of discretion, it appears that the project is a low volume, extended, in communion withhuman intentions and ecological ‘group e’ while is arranged to form a complex living space, respecting the environment and daylighting.

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Building-scales vary depending on its orientation, the built environment, it sways, flowing, flows as needed

- Relaxation areas interact with the existing school and exposure to sunlight
- Pedestrian walkways occur above, below, inside, everywhere so that communication becomes freer, more open
- Seek the views of the deep green foliage that drapes treillagent heaven … etc.
- The facade is designed as an epidermis that regulates the local climate on account of variations of the seasons

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All energies are used, all those that can store and forward architecture: variations of scale, magnetism relational, dynamic sculptural, spatial event. For the building toconvey to its users all the wealth, the power of energy that inhabits …

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Cite: "Administrative Headquarters From Groupe E / Ipas Architectes" 06 Mar 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 25 Apr 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=213688>

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